So I just got finished watching an episode in Season 5 of TNG. In this episode, I finally got a look at what the Crystalline Entity is by canon. Needless to say I was very surprised by what I found. This is what I found:
1. Starfleet prioritized establishing communication with the entity over destroying it.
2. It only took a continuous resonating pulse to destroy the entity, yet...
3. ...20 starships giving the entity all they got will continously die without any real hope of defeating it, plus the entity continously spits out shards, which the entity in the show never did.
I know that "fun" comes before sticking strictly to lore, but who here wouldn't prefer the entity to be closer to lore in this instant? I mean, the entity doesn't even look the same as it does in the show.